Dec 2, 2015

Skewered & Roasted Game Review

This Thanksgiving with so many friends and family, I thought it was the perfect time to pull out my latest purchase called Skewered and Roasted for everyone to play. I bought it off of Amazon for $24.99 with $1.60 for shipping and handling - pretty reasonable I think for the 600 cards. It's a pretty hefty box.

 The premise is simple enough with one person drawing a black card, called the roastee, who then reads it aloud with some sort of incomplete personal statement and then all players play the white card form their hand of six that best finishes the statement for the roastee. It can get wildly inappropriate with the goal of finding the white card that would be most insulting and most true to the roastee. A vote is taken to determine the winner. It was kind of the anti-Thanksgiving finisher, but after all of that thankfulness, it was truly entertaining to take each other down a notch. It was all in good fun. 

We tried a couple of other variants with the roastee choosing the white card or having people paired up by the closeness of their relationship such that the wife had to pick the white card for her husband offering us her thought process. We all laughed so hard. We ended up playing for 2 hours. It definitely added to our Thanksgiving. Highly recommended!
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Apr 21, 2013

Tom Hiddleston to Star in The Crow Remake

Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is being eyed to topbill Relativity Media' remake of The Crow. After years of being in a slow progress in development, with potential actors like Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper and James McAvoy being considered for the lead role, this is probably it!

 Attached to the project is director F. Javier Guttierez. According to The Wrap, Hiddleston “recently had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London.” The report also states that Hiddleston will “undergo a proper makeup test in the coming days.” 

We believe Tom Hiddleston would be very perfect for the role. But the idea of remakes isn't really a step-forward to anything in Hollywood. I haven't seen the first movie which starred Brandon Lee who also passed away that time or while filming, but should this remake give justice to the well-loved character of Eric Draven then people, especially cult fans of The Crow, might just give their hearts again for another The Crow movie.
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Mar 29, 2013

Top 10 Easter Movies for Easter 2013

Easter is not just about searching for colorful eggs, chasing bunnies or the start of spring season. To most, it has a religious significance because it actually honors the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. And over an Easter feast, wherever you may be, you will surely love the idea of watching a fun, inspiring, meaningful or at least a light-hearted Easter movie.

So here goes our top 10 Easter movies list!

Hop - There's nothing like a live action and CGI crossover that's full of magic and spring time! This is a decent flick that will leave you a good feeling at the end.

Hank and Mike (2008) - This comedy tells the story of two Easter bunnies whose friendship starts to suffer when the multi-national corporation that owns all holidays decides to make some serious cutbacks. The movie was simple, funny and has some good dramatic moments.

Oz the Great and Powerful - Easter had always been magical for children. With games like the Easter Egg hunt and the vivid imagination everyone has you might just end up to Yellow Brick rode ain an adventure. This movie got some dark elements though but there's a good moral in the end.

Soul Surfer - an inspiring movie to start the Easter. This one involves sharks though but even in the moment of tragedy, she manages to hold on to her faith and becomes more adamant on inspiring others.

Alice in Wonderland - You know well how this movie goes! It's fun, imaginative and teaches something in the end.

Ben Hur (1959) - Probably the oldest on this list. This film is a classic! Just watch it.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose - Yes! This is for the horror enthusiasts and this actually does just more than horror. It reminds us that after all the merciless torment of evil is someone who's as large as the universe waiting for us to show our strength and faith in him.

Rise of the Guardians - Watch this because of the Easter Bunny!

The Passion of the Christ - Probably the heaviest to watch on this list. You may, or may not watch this though. But if it well serve you well, to see the what Jesus Christ did to save us all, then this is worth the watch.

Les Miserables - I'm sure you've seen this! And it won't hurt a bit to watch this on Easter again. After all, this is about fate and faith and love and music.

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Mar 8, 2013

Sofia Vergara is Desdemona in Machete Kills

Actress Sofia Vergara more popularly known as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the top-rating ABC show Modern Family is going to portray a Gaga-esque role in Machete 2 or Machete Kills movie. Oh wait! Lady Gaga is in this movie too. Sofia Vergara's character name is Desdemona.

“The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.”

Also starring in the sequel of Machete are Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michele Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir and Mel Gibson.
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Much Ado About New Joss Whedon Film 'Much Ado About Nothing'

There's much ado about Nathan Fillion today at Google Plus that we found out about Joss Whedon's newest film after the epic The Avengers and Cabin in the Woods movie. And now there's much ado about this new Joss Whedon film! This time around though Whedon is up for a romantic comedy film based on a play by William Shakespeare. It is entitled 'Much Ado About Nothing' which is about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Being a Whedon fan myself, I think this romcom is going to be a great one. I'm not really a fan of Shakespeare but with Whedon on the director's spotlight I'm giving this a try when it gets released.

The movie is starring Nathan Fillion of course, there's Amy Acker, Alex Denisof, Ashley Johnson, Clark Gregg, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz, Tom Lenk and Riki Lindhome. While completed last year, Much Ado About Nothing movie is set for a June 21st release this year. But it will have a limited theatrical release so others will have to wait for its Bluray release.

Check out the trailer of Much Ado About Nothing!

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Mar 4, 2013

Xerxes Retitled into '300 Rise of An Empire'

If you've been following updates about Xerxes, which is the movie prequel to Zack Snyder's action fantasy film '300' then you should know that it has been retitled into '300: Rise of An Empire'. As confirmation, here's the first official logo of the upcoming movie.

Plot: “Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel ‘Xerxes’ and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300 Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.”

 Director Zack Snyder will sit as a producer to this film while the director of the comedy drama film 'Smart People' starring Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker, Noam Murro will take in the director's shoes.
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